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thank you for sharing your. government had used chemical weapons. by the united nations. at all the details now on middle east correspondent. in the past one. united nations experts say that they do not concern the claims put forward by the united states britain and france that the damascus regime used chemical weapons against the syrian rebels they said that despite the fact that these three countries collected evidence on the ground such as blood tissue and soil samples it is inconclusive and that they will have to send their own investigators to conduct a personal investigation inside syria this is what the u.n. had to say they were. worried that we cannot we would be agents about weapons we can use them and we can be rebuilt. concrete so you are casting
serious ground work the west coast of florida. would be us the british the french supplied. they have they haven't but it's important to note that based on these unsubstantiated claims by the united states britain and france that aside used chemical weapons last week the american president barack obama ordered the cia to start supplying weapons to the syrian rebels he says to quote him that the damascus regime have crossed a red line sit by washington today saturday they will be a high level meeting of the core group of eleven foreign ministers who make up the so-called friends of syria in doha it comes a week after the country's met in ankara and at that meeting the free syrian army appealed for more military aid calling for heavy weapons what will come out of today's meeting at least mantissa paid is
a reassessment of the situation on the ground and a discussion on what kind of weapons to supply of the syrian rebels and when to do so now the russian president vladimir putin has reiterated that any supply of weapons to the syrian rebels is in violation of international law and he has warned that it will only further destabilize the situation on the ground yes. i can barely understand. and why one would supply arms to the unlawful rebel groups in syria when we don't even know who those groups consist of if washington acknowledges one of the keyboard keys of the opposition forces refer and as a terrorist organization officially and admits its links to al qaeda how can they then debate that same opposition where would those weapons and up. to the point that the russian president make that we do not know who composes the opposition and where these weapons will end up is a point that is raising concern in the international community for twenty seven
months this conflict has been going on and at this stage it seems to be showing no signs of letting up policy our team on the israeli syrian border. and as the west mulls over providing weapons to the syrian opposition political analyst who feels they should think twice before making such a decision i think the worst is not really learning about the consequences of arming people this is by no means an attempt to end a bloody struggle in syria in fact it's going to do quite this has been going all along you know since the early eighty's you know. because the the objectives of arming those people have got nothing to do with the remark to get rid of a government that doesn't obey what the west or the united states says watching r.t. and the u.s. has filed criminal charges against edward snowden he's the man who exposed to the world the extent of the secretive global surveillance network run by the n.s.a.
and reports say washington will now attempt to extradite the thirty year old from hong kong that's where the next cia employee turned whistleblower has been sheltering since exposing the american spy machine details not watty correspondent guy in a chicken. edward snowden has been charged with espionage theft and conversion of government property now the u.s. justice department has also reportedly asked hong kong to address that word snowden the united states has an extradition treaty with hong kong and snowden could fight extradition if he's arrested there but the treaty has an exception for political offenses so snowden's defense team in hong kong may potentially invoke that part of the extradition treaty edward snowden's revelations as we all know have shed unprecedented light on the u.s. government's massive spying program he revealed that even if you're not doing anything wrong you're being watched and recorded and the obama administration has
prosecuted more whistleblowers under the espionage act than all previous administrations combined but edward snowden. says it's not government persecution that he fears he said the greatest fear that i have regarding these revelations is that nothing will change. and political commentator and journalist sam sachs he believes edward snowden has the upper hand in this scandal because of the end of the day he managed to win out of a public support will having to face the government for his actions this is what snowden was expecting i mean he went to hong kong he's been very vocal that is he's fully expecting the government to come down hard on him like they've come down on all whistleblowers over the last few years but snowden has a leg up on a lot of these whistleblowers and that's the fact that he released these documents he made himself public he went out he made his case for why he released these documents so this is going to be played out in the public eye on like say what happened to bradley manning who was picked up never had
a chance to defend himself in the public eye and has just been sitting in prison that's going to probably complicate the government's case against note is that we know why he did this and there's a lot of support behind him doing this this is the eighth time that a whistleblower has been charged by the obama administration under the espionage act the government so far has been unable whether it's thomas drake john kiriakou or right now with the bradley manning trial show how any of these leaks have resulted in espionage or have hurt americans the national security of of the united states. and in the meantime snowden appears to have some roots lined up in front of him one includes being whisked away from hong kong aboard a private jet that full story right now on our website do bear in mind we have the latest updates a timeline of the events and expert analysis on the story it's all standing by for you right now at the dot com. well all of this
comes off the edward snowden also revealed that british intelligence has its own spying operation reportedly even more involved in the of the american one reporting from london. certainly a new twists and it reveals a vast and compassing program operation in place by the few here in the u.k. it shows that they have been a collecting and storing vast quantities of information ranging from facebook posts to phone calls as well as internet even internet histories basically they have had access to fiber optic cables like carry the world's phone calls if you remember even the n.s.a. said that they did not record phone calls but according to these latest revelations by edward snowden that up to six hundred million quote unquote telephone events last year were recorded a day by you can imagine the vast amount of data that they are now able to tap into
to store and to analyze and share with the u.s. as a national security agency or the n.s.a. if you look at the documents at snowden have provided the titles of some of the main components were mastering the internet or global telecom exploitation clearly there's no doubt as to what the objectives of these programs were having put them in the place and also the fact that the technology exists right now and that there have been in place for the last eighteen months is really a terrifying thought for private citizens because this kind of vast and encompassing kind of technology does not distinguish between innocent private citizens and targeted suspects and that has one of the concern of course of security versus infringement of privacy and also there's another point to be made here that the guardian believes that reported. access to the. database were about eight hundred fifty thousand and the city employees and private contractors with the top security clearance that's a lot of people with access to private information of u.k.
citizens and beyond and also according to edward snowden g c h q have been even worse than the us in their spying efforts here and dr katherine albrecht a spokesperson for the alternative search engine start page says the government's obsessions with surveillance might bring about and to percy as we know it i think if we start going down this road of saying that it anyplace people are where there is privacy they need to be watched by the government then we get to the point where we will not have private hotel rooms we will not even have private bedrooms or private showers in our own homes and eventually you know we're going to have nostril cams looking up our noses so i think in some point we've got to say just like the founding fathers of the united states said in the in the bill of rights no you can't go rifling through a law abiding citizens privacy just because on the off chance someone might commit a crime down the road truly what if if law enforcement wants to find people who are doing bad things it's not looking for the people who are going online looking
things up it's really the people who are doing bad actions and i think that mindset that everyone needs to be watched is how we've gotten into the trouble that we're in right now with the n.s.a. creating back doors so that they can watch three hundred million americans and literally hundreds of millions or billions of people around the world to see what they're searching for when they go onto the search engines. and even an impeccable record can be of no use when someone needs to know exactly what you're up to that's what china's famous human rights advocate chen guangcheng in america some of his apple items were found to be bugged with the devices that could be used for spying also as protests continue to rage nationwide brazil's government. reforms in an attempt to calm tension those details ahead for you here on. wealthy british.
for a lot from moscow it's all it's here with me rule re sushi the kaiser reporting about twelve minutes from now though brazil's president dilma rousseff is valid to bring in new reforms to try and calm public anger that's been raging across the country for days it's actually brought more than one million people out onto the streets at least two activists died in clashes in what is the largest public unrest the country has seen in two decades ignacio u.b.i. the reports from brazil. reports of a second day in massive protests all over brasil adding more anger and violence to their ongoing rallies the first victim an eighteen years old demonstrator died in
the state of south bound after a car crashed through a barricade and the driver friend at least sixty people have been injured brazil is witnessing historic rallies taking place across the country and some estimates say from one to two million people flooded the streets of more than one hundred cities what started as a rally over transport first house turned into a violent mass demonstration and police crackdown police used tear gas paper spray and rubber bullets some of the protesters threw stones torched cars and pulled down hose in real crowds marched against corruption police brutality poor public services and excessive spending on the world cup their banners called for change saying like stop corruption and government failure to understand education will lead to revolution crowds could gather in the capital brasilia try to torch the building of the foreign ministry where i also met with
a harsh police response brazilian authorities agreed to make a step forward and drop they are moved over but first increase but protesters claim it's too little too late with protests fevers breathing fast across the nation demonstrators promised in the next days there will be more protests. and journalist and blogger motets yourself r.s.a. says that the inability of the government to deal with the enormous social inequality is ultimately the main principle behind the protests i would compare for much of the situation in chile a few years ago in chile as were protesting against high price for education there was a massive middle class which brazil has just gotten after fifty years of successful achievements and a big achievement for really driving for the middle. water poverty and other things i would say that this is the first revolt of the middle class of a classic middle class in a certain way for decades and people are wondering if they could get better
services and if they could get better education better and better health it is not exactly a boby economy because brazil is pretty much living through full employment and it's not terribly compared to european countries i would say the protests in brazil they cook for a very long but then when they happen lots of issues and this is the biggest one in all of time in a long long time so most of the issues brought about now are basically discontent with how government works. and you tube channel has called in focus some of the images of the brazilian protest and there right now to see the pictures from the cities all being caught in the grip of unrest. more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images.
from the streets and candy that. giant corporations rule today. thank you for joining us here today china's most famous civil rights activist chen guangcheng may have been spied upon in the united states and this comes after some personal items belonging to the blind dissident were found to be bugged with tracking devices and this false story he's more important. just a few weeks following revelations about america's prism spying program on another surveillance story is on folding this one surrounding chinese activist chen guangcheng the blind decided to move to the u.s. last may with his family after reportedly escaping a dramatic house arrest in china treated as a hero and symbol of democracy chen received a fellowship at why you new york university you also received an apartment in
greenwich village and many tech gadgets that were donated by his supporters right now while corning to reuters a smartphone an i pad that chen received upon arriving to new york was loaded with it in spine software allegedly used to spy on the self-taught lawyer and why you technicians inspected the electronics reportedly finding software that allowed a third party to secretly connect to a g.p.s. that was able to track him according to reports also there's been published reports indicating that there was a password protected software that backed up all the contents on his i pad and or i phone and that allowed the contents to be remotely access to buy a server according to reports at least three other electronic devices given to china also included suspicious software but it is not clear who is responsible for
the alleged spy software however what chen supporters say is clear is that a man who gained international recognition for standing up for human rights in china comes to america where he allegedly finds himself living under a veil of surveillance reporting from new york. r.t. . or is try to open up its who will go good starting with the turkish come so soon yet another government protests police using water. anons and tear gas to disperse the crowds other popular unrest has been ongoing now for more than three weeks it's already claimed five lines and left thousands injured a people are angry at what they call the all for a tarion policies are prime minister over the one who was slammed the protesters as bugs saying he will not be manipulated. and in a kind of the oil capital calgary troops have been deployed to cope with the worst flooding the city has seen in. at least three people have been killed while as many
as one hundred. weight off. saying about a year's worth of rain fell in just about thirty six hours the rivers blew that the city's roads were deluged to bridges as well the massive traffic gridlock though this point the area's fields and pipelines so far not affected. and to cairo now where supporters of president mohamed morsi have taken to the streets on. the opposition who are calling for his removal and comes ahead of planned rallies against the leader which will mark the first anniversary of his inauguration overseas debut year in office has been blighted by political instability and economic problems his government policies of often provoke mass protests some of which of course did end up turning deadly. terror attacks constant drone strikes and vicious sectarian strife pakistan's newly elected government
faces an awful lot of rather ugly challenges but amid the outbreaks of violence many other issues such as immense lack of energy well those are all left on the sidelines however even the government starts looking for answers to the shortfall when it does it stumbles across a whole new host of. business is far from booming at this textile mill in pakistan several times each day the machines come to a halt there's simply not enough power to keep them running forcing them to sit idle for up to fourteen hours a day the mill has resorted to burning wood to keep up production but for a factory employing four thousand people it's an unsustainable solution this is to be affecting the number of people you can employ you must provide jobs creation can you have than if you have energy and energy is personally what pakistan lacks the country of almost one hundred eighty million people has been plagued by power cuts that have grown longer and more frequent in recent years about two thirds of
pakistan's energy comes from oil and gas but there's not enough fuel to go around most cars here are run a natural gas but widespread shortages often leave drivers queuing up at the pump for hours the power crisis has also played a major role in helping industrial take who are not washer we defeat the ruling party in the recent election. it's a tragedy that a country with atomic weapons is deprived of electricity and has no electricity for even twenty hours a day how can a country develop in such a situation so called load shedding means people and businesses can't function those who can afford it turn to a battery run electricity by using a device called u.p.s. it's enough to keep a few lights and ceiling fans on but just barely across pakistan countless people are struggling to get by because of the energy crisis businesses large and small are desperate for an increase in energy supply in hard hit areas like this one the geopolitics of where pakistan turns to in order to get those supplies is hardly a top concern q iran the islamic republic has plenty of natural gas reserves which
pakistan is eager to consume and after nearly twenty years the two countries inaugurated a gas pipeline that would let pakistan do just that the project aims to bring a million cubic feet of gas to pakistan each day from iran's offshore south park's field in the persian gulf. this is the single best thing which has happened to box on the last sixty five years of his existence it will be a major step towards providing cost effective solution and a solution which will allow pakistan to be actually connected to the global energy guest recess but there are serious doubts about how pakistan could finance the one point five billion dollars needed to build its portion of the pipeline and there's another hurdle washington has threatened to slap islamic law with sanctions over the project if this deal is finalized for a proposed iran pakistan pipeline it would raise serious concerns under our around sanctions act we've made that absolutely clear to our pakistani counterparts the
americans are pushing for a rival plan for u.s. backed pipeline from turkmenistan instead but u.s. opposition isn't the only hurdle realistically i don't think that's ever going to happen because if you look at the geopolitical look at the forces that are opposed to it it's not just the united states that's opposed to it it's also saudi arabia it's also the it's also got that also that new prime minister is you know quite pulled out the at least historically has been i don't see the it on pakistan pipeline going through it remains to be seen whether the pipeline will be sidelined by geopolitics but for the people here there's little choice but to put up with the inconvenience and wait in line to see catherine of r t pakistan. this is r.t. and the global business elite have gathered in st petersburg for the city's annual
international economic forum for the meeting though has already seen some groundbreaking issues being made including president putin signed off on an oil deal with china that is worth hundreds of billions of dollars. in reports from russia's northern capital. the two hundred seventy really in dollar deal has been struggling really supposed all expectations here in st petersburg between roughnecks and china that equates to three hundred thousand barrels a day that's on top of the three hundred thousand that is already delivered to china about three hundred sixteen tons that's a huge deal and it's a huge deal for a number of reasons we know that the eurozone at the moment is dealing with a sovereign debt crisis the demand has gone down from there and europe has made no secret of the fact that they want to diversify. their demand as to where they get that oil from so this has to play into this as well but as far as china is concerned it is a popular move i've been turning to the business elite here and they say it's all
about russia moving from now on and you've only got to look at a map to see that it makes sense for these two countries to be dealing with each other to be striking out these multi billion dollar deals also for rough stuff that as a company it was great on the balance sheet we know that they acquired to be paid as a costly cochins and they are still paying the bills for that but i've got to tell you it's not all about china ross nafta been drumming up her plenty of deals head today they've been speaking to any exxon and also that's all as well so it will set in the head of the company has been a busy mt. i was want to talk about show gas because putin approached this topic in his manner when he was a bit defiant towards the fact that many people are saying that russia's let through the. resolution revolution i should say so he said the main reasons why it's not in the energy well simply because it costs more costly to produce and natural gas as well as that is also environmental concerns as well to do with the
fracking process that is needed to get the shale gas and the fact that it can contaminate the water so far as producing was concerned he was defiant towards the so-called gas boom. but after a short break here on out c it'll be mike's and stacey taking on the global money makers of course the kaiser report live from moscow it's on say. i know they tracked approval ratings of the presidents of various countries by did know they still research the approval ratings of former presidents twice on gallup poll that says that george w. bush has been slowly growing in his approval numbers since leaving office in fact his numbers have increased by seventeen percent among independents and even his in
theory rival democratic voters have given him fourteen percentage points of popularity i think this may be due to the fact that obama's magic has worn off and people are getting fed up with things belonging for the bush days is insane if you are one of the people who has recently decided that bush is awesome then please tell me how he differs from obama true obama can pronounce ninety nine percent of the words on a teleprompter in front of him but both presidents have that expensive wars with questionable objectives bush gave us the patriot act and obama continued it with the n.b.a. both of them seem to like their drones and massive government spending and expansion i don't know i don't think that just because obama's rules flawed that somehow makes bush's brain into some sort of triumph but that's just my opinion.
welcome to the kaiser report i max kaiser you know the u.k. banking standards commission says that bankers behaving badly should possibly one day maybe out in the far distant future perhaps face jail for reckless misconduct in the meantime that same state today right now treats those protesting the ongoing crime wave of those same bankers behaving badly like this in oakland pepper spray and he stumbled all pepper spray in brazil pepper spray no court no charges just summary execution pepper sprayed in the face this year the global insurrection against bankrupt a patient has spread to east down. states.